Expanding ideas and opportunities for area youth


VAE encourages creative and innovative instructional programs in K-12 classrooms


VAE inspires teaching excellence and supports workforce development


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Welcome to Valley Alliance for Education

Congratulations to the 2020-21 Creative Classroom Grant recipients!  This year VAE received 81 applications requesting over 108,000 in funding.  Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 virus we were unable to fund all of the grants the educational excellence committee and our wonderful volunteer team leaders and reviewers  recommended.    We would like to encourage this years applicants to re-apply during the next cycle.  

 VAE would like to say a special thank you to everyone who completed a grant application, we sincerely wish we had the funding to grant them all! We would also like to recognize The Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge for their continued support and dedication to VAE and our Creative Classroom Grant program. 



Valley Alliance for Education is a regional partnership of employers, educators and community volunteers established to promote excellence in the public schools, which will result in an improved quality of life and economic prosperity in the region.


Since Valley Alliance for Education was founded in 1990, the organization has directed well over a half a million dollars into area schools through the Creative Classroom Grant program.


The Valley Alliance for Education Creative Classroom Grants program has been established to promote educational excellence and creative instruction in the region by funding special student-centered projects.